Alicia Yurong, L.Ac.
Alicia is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Arizona and an instructor of Chinese Herbology at Arizona College of Acupuncture Medicine and Bodywork (previously ASAOM). She also holds an MA in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa and a BA in Anthropology and French from DePauw University.
Her journey into Traditional East Asian Medicine began when she started noticing the ways in which emotional dis-ease becomes physical disease. While researching how trauma is stored in the body and ways to heal, she stumbled upon acupuncture. The more she learned, the more deeply she fell in love with it, especially because she was able to reconnect with her Chinese heritage.
Alicia resonates with the way that Traditional East Asian Medicine treats people, not diseases, and adjusts treatments to uniquely suit the needs of individuals. She has treated many patients at Emperor’s Clinic in Santa Monica, CA with a variety of ailments from gastrointestinal issues to infertility, eye disorders, anxiety, insomnia, pain, and more. She was also able to treat HIV+ patients at Being Alive in West Hollywood, CA, where acupuncture was used to increase T-cell count and help to ameliorate neuropathy, stress, etc. Grateful to be a part of the Jade Star Acupuncture team, Alicia is happy to be serving the Tucson community.
Born and raised in Hawai‘i, she grew up in a culture that fosters community and connection to land. She dances hula at a hālau (school) in Tucson and participates in oli (Hawaiian chant) classes online with masters in Hawai‘i. She strives to incorporate principles of pono (balance/harmony), pilina (connection), and aloha (love) into her life as much as possible.